Stoic Meditations

By Massimo Pigliucci

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Occasional reflections on the wisdom of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers with Prof. Massimo Pigliucci. Complete index by author and source at https://massimopigliucci.org/stoic-podcast/. (cover art by Marek Škrabák; original music by Ian Jolin-Rasmussen). Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/stoicmeditations/support

Episode Date
1094. The Olympics have already started!
Aug 23, 2022
1093. Homer and Chrysippus
Aug 22, 2022
1092. Don't judge others
Aug 19, 2022
1091. Non sequiturs
Aug 18, 2022
1090. Every cup has two handles
Aug 17, 2022
1089. Of insults and logic
Aug 16, 2022
1088. Wrong priorities
Aug 15, 2022
1087. Conversation and company
Aug 12, 2022
1086. Grief and loss
Aug 11, 2022
1085. Money
Aug 10, 2022
1084. On insults
Aug 09, 2022
1083. Do not groan inwardly
Aug 08, 2022
1082. The fundamental tradeoff
Aug 05, 2022
1081. Your reservoir of virtues
Aug 04, 2022
1080. The path to peace
Aug 03, 2022
1079. The use of impressions
Aug 02, 2022
1078. Facts vs value judgments
Aug 01, 2022
1077. You should always have two goals in mind
Jul 28, 2022
1076. Remember, we are all mortals
Jul 27, 2022
1075. Question your impressions
Jul 26, 2022
1074. The fundamental rule of life
Jul 25, 2022
1073. Virtue is the only good
Jul 22, 2022
1072. What Nature has given us
Jul 21, 2022
1071. The Stoic deterministic universe
Jul 20, 2022
1070. We should seek out life's challenges
Jul 19, 2022
1069. It doesn't matter what you bear, but how you bear it
Jul 18, 2022
1068. No evil can befall a good person
Jun 17, 2022
1067. The Stoic argument from design
Jun 16, 2022
1066. Stoic R&R
Jun 15, 2022
1065. Democritus vs Heraclitus
Jun 14, 2022
1064. Stoic non-attachment
Jun 13, 2022
1063. The reserve clause
May 31, 2022
1062. The problem with busyness
May 30, 2022
1061. What do we labor for?
May 27, 2022
1060. The premeditatio malorum
May 26, 2022
1059. It's a matter of attitude
May 25, 2022
1058. How many books? How many authors?
May 24, 2022
1057. The real value of things
May 23, 2022
1056. Whereby Seneca praises Diogenes
May 20, 2022
1055. The problem with too much wealth
May 19, 2022
1054. Be careful the company you keep
May 18, 2022
1053. What we do is a preferred indifferent, how we do it is not
May 17, 2022
1052. Careful about what and why you commit yourself to
May 16, 2022
1051. Consider how much or how little you can do
May 06, 2022
1050. Be a good citizen
May 05, 2022
1049. Wisdom and age
May 04, 2022
1048. Serving the cosmopolis
May 03, 2022
1047. A very good question
May 02, 2022
1046. Don't flee from yourself
Apr 28, 2022
1045. Is tranquillity of mind really a good thing?
Apr 27, 2022
1044. On public service
Apr 26, 2022
1043. Seneca's life style
Apr 25, 2022
1042. Chrysippus' cylinder
Apr 22, 2022
1041. The three basic positions on free will
Apr 21, 2022
1040. Carneades on free will
Apr 20, 2022
1039. Co-causality
Apr 19, 2022
1038. The lazy argument
Apr 15, 2022
1037. Self-caused free will?
Apr 14, 2022
1036. The Epicurean swerve
Apr 13, 2022
1035. Different kinds of causality?
Apr 12, 2022
1034. On free will: Chrysippus vs Cicero
Apr 11, 2022
1033. Ethics and morality are the same thing
Apr 08, 2022
1032. On magnanimity
Apr 07, 2022
1031. The importance of memory
Apr 06, 2022
1030. Socrates' cloak
Apr 05, 2022
1029. The problem with being ultra-wealthy
Apr 04, 2022
1028. Useful vs leisure knowledge
Apr 01, 2022
1027. Memorize reminders to be ready to act
Mar 31, 2022
1026. Gratitude irrespective of reputation
Mar 30, 2022
1025. A long list of dangerous fools
Mar 29, 2022
1024. Some things are worth much more than the asking price
Mar 28, 2022
1023. You don't own anything
Mar 25, 2022
1022. Ungrateful politicians
Mar 24, 2022
1021. Sick stomach, sick mind
Mar 23, 2022
1020. Instinctive vs conscious actions
Mar 22, 2022
1019. Diogenes and Alexander
Mar 21, 2022
1018. The reserve clause
Mar 18, 2022
1017. Seneca, the Skeptic?
Mar 17, 2022
1016. Of sages and torture
Mar 16, 2022
1015. The two fundamental human strengths
Mar 15, 2022
1014. Even bad people appreciate virtue
Mar 14, 2022
1013. The duty to help others and the providential nature of the universe
Mar 11, 2022
1012. God = Nature = Fate = Cause & Effect
Mar 10, 2022
1011. Two criticisms of Seneca
Mar 09, 2022
1010. The difference between a mere parent and a good parent
Mar 08, 2022
1009. On slavery
Mar 07, 2022
1008. No deadline for gratefulness
Mar 04, 2022
1007. Virtue and the law
Feb 28, 2022
1006. Contentedness vs ambition
Feb 25, 2022
1005. Should we complain to the gods?
Feb 24, 2022
1004. The sources of ingratitude
Feb 23, 2022
1003. When we should decline a benefit to help a friend
Feb 22, 2022
1002. Benefits should be freely received
Feb 21, 2022
1001. Sometimes the right thing to do is to say no
Feb 18, 2022
1000. Be an anonymous benefactor
Feb 17, 2022
999. Don't let generosity degenerate into extravagance
Feb 16, 2022
998. A hierarchy of needs and benefits
Feb 15, 2022
997. Do we make moral progress?
Feb 14, 2022
996. Why are you doing what you are doing?
Feb 11, 2022
995. It is the thought that counts
Feb 10, 2022
994. The many forms of benefits
Feb 09, 2022
993. The book-keeping of benefits is simple
Feb 08, 2022
992. Good deeds, or their fruits?
Feb 07, 2022
991. The right attitude for gift giving
Feb 04, 2022
990. The importance of benefits
Feb 03, 2022
989. The story of Marcus Atilius Regulus
Feb 02, 2022
988. Apply the rule! What follows?
Feb 01, 2022
987. Let's hear it from Chrysippus
Jan 31, 2022
986. What are we born for?
Jan 28, 2022
985. The axioms of your ethics
Jan 27, 2022
984. How to treat so-called foreigners
Jan 26, 2022
983. Justice is instrumental to good living
Jan 25, 2022
982. Tyrannicide and friendship
Jan 24, 2022
981. Socratic vs ataraxic schools
Jan 21, 2022
980. The conflict between virtue and benefits
Jan 20, 2022
979. Self-seeking politicians
Jan 19, 2022
978. We must apologize for our offenses
Jan 18, 2022
977. The duty to help the poor
Jan 17, 2022
976. Political theory, not just virtue
Jan 13, 2022
975. Virtue and human society
Jan 12, 2022
974. The morally right vs the expedient
Jan 11, 2022
973. Dogmatists vs Skeptics
Jan 10, 2022
972. Philosophy, the most useful pursuit
Jan 05, 2022
971. If you can't do politics, do philosophy
Jan 03, 2022
970. Practical duties
Dec 28, 2021
969. The virtue of temperance
Dec 24, 2021
968. Making important decisions early in life
Dec 22, 2021
967. Four aspects of our character
Dec 20, 2021
966. What about sports and play?
Dec 16, 2021
965. The harmony of character and behavior
Dec 15, 2021
964. Justice and anger are incompatible
Dec 14, 2021
963. The two rules of good government
Dec 13, 2021
962. On running for political office
Dec 10, 2021
961. On money
Dec 09, 2021
960. The right kind of courage
Dec 08, 2021
959. The art of a duty calculator
Dec 07, 2021
958. The most powerful fellowship
Dec 06, 2021
957. Is your act truly a kind one?
Dec 03, 2021
956. How to do acts of kindness
Dec 02, 2021
955. Don’t be a traitor to social life
Dec 01, 2021
954. A cautious defense of private property
Nov 30, 2021
953. How to become more human
Nov 29, 2021
952. Two common errors
Nov 23, 2021
951. The four sources of morality
Nov 22, 2021
950. Living according to reason
Nov 19, 2021
949. Three types of moral question
Nov 18, 2021
948. Practice must accompany theory
Nov 17, 2021
947. Virtue vs pleasure
Nov 16, 2021
946. The importance of moral duties
Nov 15, 2021
945. Let your character be brave, not harsh
Nov 11, 2021
944. Write about your loved ones
Nov 10, 2021
943. Loss as a universal equalizer
Nov 09, 2021
942. The universe is not after you, personally
Nov 08, 2021
941. Redirect your thoughts
Nov 05, 2021
940. No such a thing as a premature death
Nov 04, 2021
939. On loan from the universe
Nov 03, 2021
938. The dead do not suffer
Nov 02, 2021
937. Literature will save your soul
Nov 01, 2021
936. What would your loved one who passed away wish for you?
Oct 28, 2021
935. Do not let grief fester
Oct 27, 2021
934. The wish for immortality is the height of selfishness
Oct 26, 2021
933. On universal impermanence
Oct 25, 2021
932. The dangers of superstition
Oct 22, 2021
931. Methodological naturalism
Oct 21, 2021
930. Never underestimate the power of chance
Oct 20, 2021
929. On the vagueness of prophecy
Oct 19, 2021
928. Heredity, not stars and planets
Oct 18, 2021
927. On astrology
Oct 15, 2021
926. The nature of philosophy
Oct 14, 2021
925. On cherry picking
Oct 13, 2021
924. Two common explanations of “extraordinary” events
Oct 12, 2021
923. On epistemic humility
Oct 11, 2021
922. Ordinary explanations for extraordinary events
Oct 08, 2021
921. The scientific turn in understanding the world
Oct 07, 2021
920. Follow Hannibal, not a piece of ox-meat
Oct 06, 2021
919. Sometimes coincidences as just that
Oct 05, 2021
918. Philosophy vs pseudoscience
Oct 04, 2021
917. The proper place of sarcasm
Oct 01, 2021
916. How, exactly, do you know that?
Sep 30, 2021
915. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
Sep 29, 2021
914. Trust science, not mysticism
Sep 28, 2021
913. When the problem is real, you don't go to a soothsayer
Sep 27, 2021
912. The proper attitude of a Skeptic
Sep 24, 2021
911. Why write about philosophy
Sep 23, 2021
910. The Stoics and Laplace's demon
Sep 22, 2021
909. The world is regulated by cause and effect
Sep 01, 2021
908. Socrates' daimon
Aug 31, 2021
907. Two problems with Stoicism
Aug 30, 2021
906. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
Aug 27, 2021
905. Epicurus was right after all!
Aug 26, 2021
904. The argument from celebrity
Aug 25, 2021
903. One problem with Stoic epistemology
Aug 24, 2021
902. The Venus throw
Aug 23, 2021
901. Good and bad reasons to reject a claim
Aug 20, 2021
900. Stoic disagreements
Aug 19, 2021
899. Shall we accept the opinion of the many?
Aug 18, 2021
898. The best days of our lives
Aug 17, 2021
897. The proper attitude toward grief
Aug 16, 2021
896. Use virtuous reason as your shield
Aug 13, 2021
895. On over-consumption
Aug 12, 2021
894. On gourmet food
Aug 05, 2021
893. Two precious things we always carry with us
Aug 04, 2021
892. Don't get cocky with Fortune
Aug 03, 2021
891. Look out for Fortune's blows
Aug 02, 2021
890. Happiness regardless of circumstances
Jul 30, 2021
889. What really makes us wiser
Jul 29, 2021
888. On the last path to freedom
Jul 28, 2021
887. What to do if you are deaf
Jul 27, 2021
886. Focus on what you can do, not on what you can't
Jul 26, 2021
885. On exile and cosmopolitanism
Jul 23, 2021
884. The time Plato almost lost his life
Jul 22, 2021
883. On walking before dinner
Jul 21, 2021
882. Socrates the non-consumerist
Jul 20, 2021
881. Three kinds of goods
Jul 19, 2021
880. Many schools, many takes
Jul 16, 2021
879. The philosophical problem with pain
Jul 15, 2021
878. Damocles' sword and the nature of happiness
Jul 14, 2021
877. An argument in favor of virtue as guarantor of a happy life
Jul 13, 2021
876. How to evaluate philosophical systems
Jul 12, 2021
875. Why virtue is necessary and sufficient for happiness
Jul 09, 2021
874. The importance of Socrates
Jul 08, 2021
873. The first philosopher
Jul 07, 2021
872. Do not catastrophize
Jul 06, 2021
871. Is virtue sufficient for a happy life?
Jul 05, 2021
870. If anger is natural, what's wrong with it?
Jul 02, 2021
869. Redirect your mind toward useful things
Jul 01, 2021
868. The meaning of true love
Jun 30, 2021
867. Your (mature) emotional response is up to you
Jun 29, 2021
866. Think about how others endure adversity
Jun 28, 2021
865. Philosophy is the cure
May 31, 2021
864. The problem with grief
May 28, 2021
863. Anger is good only when it's fake
May 27, 2021
862. Virtue is a kind of knowledge
May 26, 2021
861. Courage does not require anger
May 25, 2021
860. Why Aristotle was wrong about moderating vice
May 24, 2021
859. Virtue is right reason
May 21, 2021
858. Disharmony of the mind
May 20, 2021
857. Apply the Socratic remedy
May 19, 2021
856. The importance of temperance
May 18, 2021
855. Envy, malevolence, and delight
May 17, 2021
854. Challenging your incorrect emotions
May 14, 2021
853. The nature of fear
May 13, 2021
852. The nature of volition
May 12, 2021
851. Perturbations of the mind
May 10, 2021
850. What is apatheia?
May 07, 2021
849. Five philosophical takes on grief
May 06, 2021
848. Grief is an opinion
May 05, 2021
847. Philosophical contradictions
May 04, 2021
846. Willing grief away
May 03, 2021
845. Facts vs judgments
Apr 30, 2021
844. Comfort by comparison
Apr 29, 2021
843. Cicero vs the Epicureans, part II
Apr 28, 2021
842. Cicero vs the Epicureans
Apr 27, 2021
841. Music or Socrates?
Apr 26, 2021
840. Should we contemplate future adversity?
Apr 23, 2021
839. Being prepared for anything
Apr 22, 2021
838. Why and how to overcome grief
Apr 21, 2021
837. The four fundamental disturbances of the mind
Apr 20, 2021
836. Pity vs envy
Apr 19, 2021
835. The absurdity of envy
Apr 16, 2021
834. Is grief a form of cowardice?
Apr 15, 2021
833. Lust and anger
Apr 14, 2021
832. Everyone but the sage is mad
Apr 13, 2021
831. Diseases of the mind
Apr 12, 2021
830. On fame
Apr 09, 2021
829. Natural virtue?
Apr 08, 2021
828. Who we really are
Apr 07, 2021
827. The power of acting right
Apr 06, 2021
826. Posidonius talks about pain
Apr 05, 2021
825. Dionysius the Renegade
Apr 02, 2021
824. Epaminondas, one of the most excellent men who ever lived
Apr 01, 2021
823. When Zeno bit the tyrant
Mar 31, 2021
822. Pain and mental attitude
Mar 30, 2021
821. Better to be a sick person with integrity than a healthy lier
Mar 29, 2021
820. How to learn to bear pain
Mar 26, 2021
819. The crucial importance of patience
Mar 25, 2021
818. Courage vs pain
Mar 24, 2021
817. Should we ban the poets?
Mar 23, 2021
816. On bearing pain
Mar 22, 2021
815. Pleasure, pain, virtue
Mar 19, 2021
814. Is pain the worst of all evils?
Mar 18, 2021
813. The real philosophical life
Mar 17, 2021
812. The benefits of the philosophical life
Mar 16, 2021
811. Philosophers should be open to being wrong
Mar 15, 2021
810. Philosophy underlies everything else
Mar 12, 2021
809. Others are coping, so can you
Mar 11, 2021
808. Be careful what you wish for, especially with Apollo
Mar 10, 2021
807. Rites for the dead, care for the living
Mar 09, 2021
806. A Cynic reason to donate your organs after you die
Mar 08, 2021
805. The tiny insects that live one day
Mar 05, 2021
804. The deal Nature has struck with us
Mar 04, 2021
803. The difference between facts and judgments
Mar 03, 2021
802. As happy as Metellus?
Mar 02, 2021
801. The right time to die
Mar 01, 2021
800. The real reason we are afraid of death
Feb 26, 2021
799. What Socrates said about death
Feb 25, 2021
798. On the rationality of grief
Feb 24, 2021
797. Two possibilities for the afterlife
Feb 23, 2021
796. On the nature of the soul
Feb 22, 2021
795. Nature's bargain
Feb 19, 2021
794. The symmetry argument
Feb 18, 2021
793. Are you so silly as to believe in Cerberus and Sisyphus?
Feb 17, 2021
792. On true friendship
Feb 16, 2021
791. Get better today, not tomorrow
Feb 15, 2021
790. You are not perfect, so what?
Feb 12, 2021
789. Just pay attention, will you?
Feb 11, 2021
788. How would you like death to find you?
Feb 10, 2021
787. The real value of things
Feb 09, 2021
786. Pay attention to the cosmic trainer
Feb 08, 2021
785. What sort of thirst do you have?
Feb 05, 2021
784. Take care of your prohairesis
Feb 04, 2021
783. The distinctiveness of philosophy
Feb 03, 2021
782. Be charitable toward other people's shortcomings
Feb 02, 2021
781. Do you have the skills?
Feb 01, 2021
780. Don't use fancy words, describe the facts
Jan 29, 2021
779. Pretend you are in exile
Jan 28, 2021
778. The judgment of others
Jan 27, 2021
777. Are you a fox or a lion?
Jan 26, 2021
776. The difference between an amateur and a craftsman
Jan 25, 2021
775. The real value of people, and apples
Jan 22, 2021
774. Developing a better understanding of things
Jan 21, 2021
773. Our obsession with control
Jan 20, 2021
772. Just pay attention
Jan 19, 2021
771. What did you lose, and what did you gain?
Jan 11, 2021
770. Changing friends
Jan 08, 2021
769. The problem with hyper-consumerism
Jan 07, 2021
768. Natural goodness
Jan 06, 2021
767. What truly belongs to you
Jan 05, 2021
766. Learning the art of living
Jan 04, 2021
765. The true nature of freedom
Jan 01, 2021
764. Not bad person lives a happy life
Dec 31, 2020
763. The purpose of philosophizing
Dec 30, 2020
762. The three types of philosophy of life
Dec 29, 2020
761. Do something for posterity
Dec 28, 2020
760. Achieve balance in life
Dec 24, 2020
759. Put to practice your inquiring disposition
Dec 23, 2020
758. How to better serve the human cosmopolis
Dec 22, 2020
757. Just do your part
Dec 21, 2020
756. The axiom of futility
Dec 18, 2020
755. Should we get involved in politics?
Dec 17, 2020
754. Stoicism is not written in stone
Dec 16, 2020
753. There are different ways to be useful to the human cosmopolis
Dec 15, 2020
752. Set your own priorities, don't slavishly follow other people's
Dec 14, 2020
751. How much leisure time do you have, and what do you do with it?
Dec 11, 2020
750. Everything changes, act accordingly
Dec 10, 2020
749. No point in finding faults
Dec 09, 2020
748. Putting things, and people, in perspective
Dec 08, 2020
747. Theory and practice
Dec 07, 2020
746. Always use reason and you'll achieve serenity
Dec 04, 2020
745. How to become magnanimous
Dec 03, 2020
744. Just pay attention, will you?
Dec 02, 2020
743. We are part of the universe and have duties toward fellow human beings
Dec 01, 2020
742. How to engage people in a discussion
Nov 30, 2020
741. The link between rationality and sociability
Nov 27, 2020
740. The Stoics got divination wrong, but cause-effect right
Nov 25, 2020
739. Isn't the eye the most sophisticated thing you've ever seen?
Nov 24, 2020
738. The universe is not the result of random events
Nov 23, 2020
737. Reason and wisdom, or chance and necessity?
Nov 20, 2020
736. Is the universe governed by wisdom?
Nov 19, 2020
735. Different conceptions of the gods
Nov 18, 2020
734. On the movement of the planets
Nov 17, 2020
733. The cosmos is neither living nor endowed with mind
Nov 16, 2020
732. Is the world wise?
Nov 13, 2020
731. Like from like, nothing from nothing
Nov 12, 2020
730. Zeno tries to demonstrate that the cosmos are capable of reason
Oct 30, 2020
729. Chrysippus accepts a faulty premise
Oct 29, 2020
728. Four (bad) arguments for the existence of the gods
Oct 28, 2020
727. Two bad arguments for the existence of gods
Oct 27, 2020
726. Divination, anyone?
Oct 26, 2020
725. Obviously, the universe is guided by an intelligence. Or is it?
Oct 23, 2020
724. Look less critically at others, and a bit more critically at yourself
Oct 22, 2020
723. Careful not to underestimate the power of Fortune
Oct 21, 2020
722. Ready for bad stuff to happen, but preferring the good stuff
Oct 20, 2020
721. Be at ease wherever you find yourself
Oct 19, 2020
720. Why wealth is not a good
Oct 16, 2020
719. People's social status doesn't matter
Oct 15, 2020
718. On rational giving
Oct 14, 2020
717. No one condemned wisdom to poverty
Oct 13, 2020
716. On the desirability of wealth
Oct 12, 2020
715. Tall or short, it doesn't matter
Oct 09, 2020
714. Rich, and yet a philosopher?
Oct 08, 2020
713. The basic precepts of a good Stoic life
Oct 07, 2020
712. When an Epicurean goes Stoic
Oct 06, 2020
711. Aspiring to a life of virtue while being a fallible human being
Oct 05, 2020
710. I'm not a sage, but I get better every day
Oct 02, 2020
709. Between Cynicism and Aristotelianism
Oct 01, 2020
708. Are you controlling your pleasures, or the other way around?
Sep 30, 2020
707. The real problem with Epicureanism
Sep 29, 2020
706. The balance between pleasure and virtue
Sep 28, 2020
705. Why are you asking for more?
Sep 25, 2020
704. Virtue is its own reward
Sep 24, 2020
703. Harmonize your mind
Sep 23, 2020
702. Pleasure is the companion, not the essence, of life
Sep 22, 2020
701. The difference between pleasure and virtue
Sep 21, 2020
700. Reason is the only thing that will make you truly happy
Sep 18, 2020
699. There is no happiness without truth
Sep 17, 2020
698. Do away with hope and fear
Sep 16, 2020
697. Fortune vs virtue
Sep 15, 2020
696. Pursue the pleasures of life, in moderation
Sep 14, 2020
695. Don't follow blindly what other say, no matter how famous they are
Sep 11, 2020
694. Don't go after fool's gold
Sep 10, 2020
693. Living by reason, not by imitation of others
Sep 09, 2020
692. What is happiness anyway?
Sep 08, 2020
691. Do not wish for impossible things
Sep 07, 2020
690. Do not wait for Plato's Republic
Sep 04, 2020
689. Either god or randomness
Sep 03, 2020
688. Do not concern yourself with other people's opinions
Sep 02, 2020
687. Negative and positive actions on behalf of the cosmopolis
Sep 01, 2020
686. Everything changes
Aug 31, 2020
685. The importance of our ruling faculty
Aug 28, 2020
684. Objective situations and subjective judgments
Aug 27, 2020
683. Apply reason to social improvement
Aug 26, 2020
682. Teach them or bear with them
Aug 25, 2020
681. When peope do wrong they hurt themselves first
Aug 24, 2020
680. Pain, pleasure, and injustice
Aug 21, 2020
679. The nature of injustice
Aug 20, 2020
678. Setting up again what chance has overthrown
Aug 19, 2020
677. Help, instead of pity, others
Aug 18, 2020
676. The ideal ruler
Aug 17, 2020
675. Stoicism in the service of all
Aug 14, 2020
674. The opposite of mercy is cruelty
Aug 13, 2020
673. The nature and importance of mercy
Aug 12, 2020
672. When cruelty becomes pleasure
Aug 11, 2020
671. Let us be more forgiving
Aug 10, 2020
670. The right and the wrong times to use violence
Aug 07, 2020
669. People can change, and so can we
Aug 06, 2020
668. The tyrant will not be able to hide
Aug 05, 2020
667. Beware of the corruption of the justice system
Aug 04, 2020
666. Do not support leaders who drag their office into the mud
Aug 03, 2020
665. War is cruelty on a massive scale
Jul 31, 2020
664. When you hurt others, you hurt yourself
Jul 30, 2020
663. Seneca and the Peter Parker principle
Jul 29, 2020
662. Let us err on the side of clemency
Jul 28, 2020
661. Clemency helps the innocent and the virtuous
Jul 27, 2020
660. Is Nero going to "forget" his character?
Jul 24, 2020
659. Seneca offers himself as a mirror for Nero's soul
Jul 23, 2020
658. Overcome your fear of death and you will be free and powerful
Jul 22, 2020
657. What is and is not up to us
Jul 21, 2020
656. Consider how much control you have, and what follows from that
Jul 20, 2020
655. You can get better immediately, it's up to you
Jul 17, 2020
654. If you are in Gyara, live as one who is in Gyara
Jul 16, 2020
653. How to practice and what to practice
Jul 15, 2020
652. Do not wish for figs in winter
Jul 14, 2020
651. Stoics have a duty to work toward social and political change
Jul 13, 2020
650. Why should we be good?
Jul 10, 2020
649. Enjoy figs in the summer, don't wish for them in the winter
Jul 09, 2020
648. Practicing philosophy is like going to the doctor's office
Jul 08, 2020
647. Focus on the deed, not the praise
Jul 07, 2020
646. Your roles in life
Jul 06, 2020
645. The ultimate locus of your freedom
Jul 03, 2020
644. Who are you, anyway?
Jul 02, 2020
643. It's about deeds, not words
Jul 01, 2020
642. A philosophy needs to be digested properly, not just vomited
Jun 30, 2020
641. Reframing problems into training exercises
Jun 29, 2020
640. When the universe sends you a sparring partner
Jun 26, 2020
639. Don't make yourself a salve of others
Jun 25, 2020
638. What is truly good or bad
Jun 24, 2020
637. Examine your values carefully
Jun 23, 2020
636. The character gap
Jun 22, 2020
635. The fine trappings of a horse
Jun 19, 2020
634. Are you alone or lonely?
Jun 18, 2020
633. Ask your impressions for the right password
Jun 17, 2020
632. How to deal with a difficult relative
Jun 16, 2020
631. What is always within your power
Jun 15, 2020
630. Philosophical journaling
Jun 12, 2020
629. The problem with wealth is that it doesn't guarantee you a sound mind
Jun 11, 2020
628. That is tyranny, not government
Jun 10, 2020
627. Argue less, practice more
Jun 09, 2020
626. What do you like to tend to?
Jun 08, 2020
625. Contemplating your final activity
Jun 05, 2020
624. Facts don't come with judgments attached to them
Jun 04, 2020
623. The raw material of the good person
Jun 03, 2020
622. We need to be human beings, not statues
Jun 02, 2020
621. The three disciplines of Epictetus
Jun 01, 2020
620. Socrates and Alcibiades
May 29, 2020
619. Give yourself a break (from externals)
May 28, 2020
618. Free yourself from the fickleness of others
May 27, 2020
617. Pay attention to the ledger of your life
May 26, 2020
616. How to avoid a wretched life
May 25, 2020
615. On the futility of war
May 22, 2020
614. Past, present, and future
May 21, 2020
613. The immortality of philosophy
May 20, 2020
612. Try some true friends instead
May 19, 2020
611. Have a conversation with Socrates or Epicurus
May 18, 2020
610. Spend time in good company
May 15, 2020
609. On the treatment of humans and animals
May 14, 2020
608. How to properly go to the barber
May 13, 2020
607. The three periods of life
May 12, 2020
606. How to get to old age
May 11, 2020
605. Live in the here and now
May 08, 2020
604. Postponement is the greatest waste of life
May 07, 2020
603. Are you on a voyage, or just tossed about by the currents of life?
May 06, 2020
602. Learning how to live, and how to die
May 05, 2020
601. Set aside time to better yourself
May 01, 2020
600. Time to change your plans, right now
Apr 30, 2020
599. Time vs money
Apr 29, 2020
598. Much of your life is not up to you
Apr 28, 2020
597. Life is long enough
Apr 27, 2020
596. On the shortness of life
Apr 24, 2020
595. We ought to take care of everyone
Apr 23, 2020
594. The problem with luxury
Apr 22, 2020
593. The importance of experience and self-control
Apr 21, 2020
592. Think about the long term consequences of your actions
Apr 20, 2020
591. The philosophy school is like the doctor's office
Apr 17, 2020
590. You made the only mistake you could possibly make
Apr 16, 2020
589. What we should concern ourselves with
Apr 15, 2020
588. How to save $1000 by challenging impressions.
Apr 14, 2020
587. Patterning ourselves after Zeus
Apr 13, 2020
586. Don't try to reason with those who can't hear
Apr 10, 2020
585. Take care of your mind just like you do of your body
Apr 09, 2020
584. Practice what you preach
Apr 08, 2020
583. On being useful to others
Apr 07, 2020
582. Make your last choice while you still can
Apr 06, 2020
581. Shameful speech undermines your character
Apr 03, 2020
580. Pain vs pleasure
Apr 02, 2020
579. The importance of self-control
Apr 01, 2020
578. Criticizing tyrants is not enough
Mar 31, 2020
577. Live in the here and now
Mar 30, 2020
576. The interplay between nature and wisdom
Mar 27, 2020
575. What wisdom is for
Mar 26, 2020
574. Live according to nature
Mar 25, 2020
573. The virtues of sound reasoning and scientific understanding
Mar 24, 2020
572. On friendship
Mar 23, 2020
571. Our social duties
Mar 20, 2020
570. On private property
Mar 19, 2020
569. Sociability, not pleasure
Mar 17, 2020
568. Expanding our circle of concerns
Mar 16, 2020
567. On suicide
Mar 13, 2020
566. On fame: Chrysippus agrees with Diogenes
Mar 12, 2020
565. Why some indifferents are preferred
Mar 11, 2020
564. Stoicism, Cynicism, and Aristotelianism
Mar 10, 2020
563. The drowning man metaphor
Mar 09, 2020
562. More on Aristotelians vs Stoics
Mar 06, 2020
561. On pain and mind
Mar 05, 2020
560. Aristotelianism vs Stoicism
Mar 04, 2020
559. Intentions vs consequences
Mar 03, 2020
558. Living according to nature
Mar 02, 2020
557. Why a good life is a moral life
Feb 28, 2020
556. The chief good is the moral good
Feb 27, 2020
555. The metaphor of the archer
Feb 25, 2020
554. The mixed roots of virtue
Feb 25, 2020
553. Things that have value outside of virtue
Feb 24, 2020
552. Our natural delight in the use of reason
Feb 20, 2020
551. The root of virtue: self love
Feb 19, 2020
550. The crucial importance of technical words
Feb 18, 2020
549. Virtue vs pleasure
Feb 17, 2020
548. Teach or endure
Feb 14, 2020
547. Two scenarios for the after-death
Feb 13, 2020
546. What is properly ours and what is not
Feb 12, 2020
545. Of bitter cucumbers and thorny briars
Feb 11, 2020
544. The inner citadel
Feb 10, 2020
543. The courage to stay
Feb 07, 2020
542. Value judgments are not inherent in things
Feb 06, 2020
541. Achieving ataraxia
Feb 05, 2020
540. On fame, posthumous or not
Feb 04, 2020
539. Three things to care about
Feb 03, 2020
538. The nuanced conflict between pleasure and virtue
Jan 31, 2020
537. How not to get overwhelmed by problems
Jan 30, 2020
536. A prepared mind is a mark of wisdom
Jan 29, 2020
535. The true meaning of human freedom
Jan 28, 2020
534. When it comes to people insulting you, you are in complete control
Jan 27, 2020
533. The insult conundrum
Jan 24, 2020
532. The best way to respond to insults
Jan 23, 2020
531. Rich people are worse than beggars
Jan 22, 2020
530. On the invulnerability of the wise person
Jan 21, 2020
529. Is sagehood possible?
Jan 20, 2020
528. How to react to both prosperity and adversity
Jan 17, 2020
527. The simplified dichotomy of control
Jan 16, 2020
526. The meaning of invulnerability
Jan 15, 2020
525. We are free no matter what
Jan 14, 2020
524. The path to virtue is not as steep as some may think
Jan 13, 2020
523. The joke's on the thief
Jan 10, 2020
522. The importance of logic
Jan 09, 2020
521. Humanity's problems stem from ignorance
Jan 08, 2020
520. Practice, practice, practice
Jan 07, 2020
519. Don't behave like a sheep or a wild beast
Jan 06, 2020
518. The power of using impressions
Jan 02, 2020
517. What if you were sent to Gyara?
Dec 30, 2019
516. The wonder and curse of consciousness
Dec 27, 2019
515. Microcosm and macrocosm
Dec 26, 2019
514. The true nature of humanity
Dec 23, 2019
513. Going on a trip? Here's what's up to you (and what isn't)
Dec 20, 2019
512. What really matters
Dec 19, 2019
511. The crucial importance of trust
Dec 18, 2019
510. Prosoche, or Stoic attention
Dec 17, 2019
509. Better swallow the bitter pill from the get go
Dec 16, 2019
508. Don't get lost in the details and miss the big picture
Dec 13, 2019
507. Don't confuse a rest stop with your destination
Dec 12, 2019
506. Anger is a waste of time
Dec 11, 2019
505. The simplest and bets trick in life: be prepared
Dec 10, 2019
504. How to keep a philosophical journal
Dec 09, 2019
503. The problem is money
Dec 06, 2019
502. Examine your balance sheet of giving and receiving
Dec 05, 2019
501. Envy is the root of much unhappiness
Dec 04, 2019
500. Treat fools like fools, don't get angry with them
Dec 03, 2019
499. The futility of revenge
Dec 02, 2019
498. Understand and forgive
Nov 29, 2019
497. I have entrusted the guidance of my life to reason
Nov 27, 2019
496. On magnanimity
Nov 26, 2019
495. Act the opposite of anger
Nov 25, 2019
494. Abstain from action when under the spell of anger
Nov 22, 2019
493. Humor, not anger
Nov 21, 2019
492. Practical steps to curb your anger
Nov 20, 2019
491. Be careful with the company you keep
Nov 19, 2019
490. Anger betrays what is best in humanity
Nov 18, 2019
489. The difference between anger and other negative emotions
Nov 15, 2019
488. The awful things we do when angered
Nov 14, 2019
487. It takes two to have a fight
Nov 13, 2019
486. On revenge and retaliation
Nov 12, 2019
485. Think of everything, expect everything
Nov 11, 2019
484. Don't rush to judgment, give time to reason to do its work
Nov 08, 2019
483. We have other people’s vices before our eyes, and our own behind our backs
Nov 07, 2019
482. It is foolish to be angry at your computer
Nov 06, 2019
481. Fake anger vs real anger
Nov 05, 2019
480. Reason and goodness are candles in the dark
Nov 04, 2019
479. Forgiveness first and foremost
Nov 01, 2019
478. The nature of emotions
Oct 31, 2019
477. The difference between reason and anger
Oct 30, 2019
476. Anger is not a weapon, it's a liability
Oct 29, 2019
475. A good judge condemns wrongful acts, but does not hate them
Oct 28, 2019
474. Don't be angry, be useful
Oct 25, 2019
473. Anger is like drunkenness, it doesn't help
Oct 24, 2019
472. Why are love and a sense of justice not enough?
Oct 23, 2019
471. The three movements of anger
Oct 22, 2019
470. Anger is a short madness
Oct 21, 2019
469. Receive wealth or prosperity without arrogance; and be ready to let it go
Oct 18, 2019
468. The difference between impressions and assent
Oct 17, 2019
467. Begin to reckon age, not by years, but by virtues
Oct 16, 2019
466. No one dies too soon
Oct 15, 2019
465. Go through life like a traveler stopping at an inn
Oct 14, 2019
464. Sometimes people live too long for their own good
Oct 11, 2019
463. On the nature of death
Oct 10, 2019
462. Do not fear the netherworld, don't listen to the fantasies of poets and priests
Oct 07, 2019
461. Nature is fair in her bargains
Oct 04, 2019
460. The common lot of mortals
Oct 03, 2019
459. Women are just as capable as men of achieving eudaimonia
Oct 02, 2019
458. Which is the better lot, to be happy for a short time or not at all?
Oct 01, 2019
457. No regrets, only thankfulness
Sep 30, 2019
456. Pay attention to the setbacks of others
Sep 27, 2019
455. Reasonable vs unreasonable grief
Sep 26, 2019
454. Everyone is a good pilot if the weather is fair
Sep 25, 2019
453. Challenging the cognitive component of our emotions
Sep 24, 2019
452. The path to a life worth living
Sep 23, 2019
451. The first rule of Stoic Club
Sep 20, 2019
450. Stoic epistemology and humility about knowledge
Sep 19, 2019
449. Chrysippus on the various philosophies of life
Sep 18, 2019
448. Aristo, the Stoic dissenter
Sep 17, 2019
447. Always challenge your impressions
Sep 15, 2019
446. Panaetius, the dissident Stoic
Sep 13, 2019
445. Skeptics vs Stoics
Sep 12, 2019
444. Chrysippus and the logic of paradoxes
Sep 11, 2019
443. Ignorance, knowledge, and things in between
Sep 10, 2019
442. Stoic materialism
Sep 09, 2019
441. Four interesting Stoic doctrines
Sep 06, 2019
440. What Zeno said
Sep 05, 2019
439. The importance of Socrates
Sep 04, 2019
438. The consolations of philosophy
Sep 03, 2019
437. Gods or atoms, you should blame no one
Sep 02, 2019
436. The problem with Paris (not the city)
Aug 30, 2019
435. That which is according to nature is the beginning of the good
Aug 29, 2019
434. Stoics vs Epicureans
Aug 28, 2019
433. Bad thoughts are like catchy tunes
Aug 27, 2019
432. Stoicism is not good for consumerism
Aug 23, 2019
431. How to tell a Stoic
Aug 22, 2019
430. The right attitude about the world
Aug 21, 2019
429. Everything tastes good if you are hungry
Aug 20, 2019
428. Anger is a self inflicted wound
Aug 19, 2019
427. A simple way to go right, many ways to go wrong
Aug 16, 2019
426. The balance between inner and outer resources
Aug 15, 2019
425. Ethics and human nature
Aug 14, 2019
424. What the virtues are for
Aug 13, 2019
423. The difference may be subtle
Aug 12, 2019
422. Of friendship, dogs, and meat thrown in the middle
Aug 09, 2019
421. The analogy between physical and mental health
Aug 08, 2019
420. Nothing is good which can be put to wrong use by any person
Aug 07, 2019
419. The difference separating Aristotelians, Stoics, and Cynics
Aug 06, 2019
418. Where's your stopping point?
Aug 05, 2019
417. Three disciplines to live a better life
Aug 02, 2019
416. A starving man despises nothing
Aug 01, 2019
415. Are you conducting yourself virtuously in your profession?
Jul 31, 2019
414. The hedonic treadmill will not make you happy
Jul 30, 2019
413. Fortune, I ask no favors of you
Jul 29, 2019
412. The playthings of children and the shackles of adults
Jul 26, 2019
411. The importance of not wasting time
Jul 25, 2019
410. The value of money, beauty, and high social position
Jul 24, 2019
409. Rationalizing is not the same thing as reasoning
Jul 23, 2019
408. How to tell whether you have achieved wisdom
Jul 19, 2019
407. Negative emotions are diseases, they are not good even in small measure
Jul 18, 2019
406. The true value of things
Jul 17, 2019
405. Are you a slave, a fool, or what?
Jul 16, 2019
404. The problem with fame, wealth and power
Jul 11, 2019
403. The problem with excessive wealth
Jul 10, 2019
402. Why are you doing what you are doing?
Jul 09, 2019
401. What brought down Alexander the Great
Jul 08, 2019
400. Who's got the time?
Jul 05, 2019
399. What's the difference between useful and useless?
Jul 04, 2019
398. The definition of courage
Jul 03, 2019
397. What are we talking about, and why?
Jul 02, 2019
396. On the vanity of mental gymnastics
Jul 01, 2019
395. Have you changed your mind yet?
Jun 28, 2019
394. Have you taken the easy step yet?
Jun 27, 2019
393. The difference between thinking and worrying
Jun 26, 2019
392. In a little time you will be like Hadrian and Augustus
Jun 24, 2019
391. Pick your virtue buddy
Jun 21, 2019
390. Thus the study of wisdom has become the study of words
Jun 20, 2019
389. Consider vegetarianism
Jun 19, 2019
388. On the best way to resist temptation
Jun 18, 2019
387. The fortune of everyone is molded by their character
Jun 17, 2019
386. The true hearer is ravished and stirred by the beauty of the subject matter, not by the jingle of empty words
Jun 14, 2019
385. Philosophy rubs off of you
Jun 13, 2019
384. That which you cannot reform, it is best to endure
Jun 12, 2019
383. No matter what trouble you mention, it has happened to many
Jun 11, 2019
382. What illusion about myself do I entertain?
Jun 07, 2019
381. What things you can be robbed of, and what things you can't
Jun 06, 2019
380. How to do a premeditation of adversity
Jun 05, 2019
379. Life is like a journey: some things that you don't like will be thrown at you
Jun 04, 2019
378. "Busyness" is no proof of happiness
Jun 03, 2019
377. People will do the same things even though you would burst with rage
May 31, 2019
376. The most important contribution to peace of mind is never to do wrong
May 30, 2019
375. What goads people into destroying other people?
May 29, 2019
374. No need to be Cato in order to practice virtue
May 28, 2019
373. The answer is always going to be "it depends"
May 24, 2019
372. Spend some time with Zeno and Socrates instead
May 23, 2019
371. The problem is that you are travelling with your emotions and are followed by your afflictions
May 22, 2019
370. If you travel in order to escape yourself, don't
May 21, 2019
369. We must suffer for the sake of those we love
May 20, 2019
368. Theory is fine, but useless if you don't practice
May 17, 2019
367. Remember what you should offer and what you should withhold
May 16, 2019
366. Humanity is what it is, not what we would like it to be
May 15, 2019
365. Your role model may be closer than you think
May 14, 2019
364. Virtue is all-or-nothing, and yet, we can make progress
May 13, 2019
363. Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do
May 10, 2019
362. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s account every day.
May 09, 2019
361. No sensation of evil can reach one who is dead
May 08, 2019
360. Not feeling pain would make us inhuman, not sages
May 07, 2019
359. The universe is morally neutral
May 06, 2019
358. Challenge your impressions, don't "just do it"
May 03, 2019
357. The view from above, Seneca style
May 02, 2019
356. What ought to be done must be learned from one who does it
May 01, 2019
355. If someone can withstand fire or exile, surely you can overcome something...
Apr 30, 2019
354. Don't suffer before it is necessary
Apr 29, 2019
353. The skill of the pilot is independent of the value of the cargo
Apr 26, 2019
352. The universe is morally neutral
Apr 25, 2019
351. A long life is like a long journey: there is bound to be rain and mud on the way
Apr 24, 2019
350. Want to be alive? Pay the taxes of life
Apr 23, 2019
349. Expand your circles of concern
Apr 22, 2019
348. It's far easier to change yourself than others
Apr 19, 2019
347. The problem with expensive meals
Apr 18, 2019
346. We should prosecute our politicians and generals
Apr 17, 2019
345. Seneca on war as human folly
Apr 16, 2019
344. A surprisingly difficult simple precept
Apr 15, 2019
343. Happiness is an inside job
Apr 12, 2019
342. The proximity of good people is good for you
Apr 11, 2019
341. Repetition is useful
Apr 10, 2019
340. Approach your life all things considered
Apr 09, 2019
339. Seneca agrees with Ricky Gervais on the afterlife and the meaning of existence
Apr 08, 2019
338. Cut off anger at its inception
Apr 05, 2019
337. How long you live is not up to you, how you live is
Apr 04, 2019
336. Marcus Regulus and the hard core of Stoicism
Apr 03, 2019
335. Virtue is like the sun behind a cloud
Apr 02, 2019
334. The fanciness of your scabbard says nothing about the effectiveness of your sword
Apr 01, 2019
333. What does it mean to live every day as if it were your last?
Mar 29, 2019
332. The importance of sound judgment
Mar 28, 2019
331. How to achieve serenity
Mar 27, 2019
330. Virtue is the only good, naturally
Mar 26, 2019
329. Be aware of what you can and cannot change
Mar 25, 2019
328. How to shape your character
Mar 22, 2019
327. Welcoming Cicero to our line up
Mar 21, 2019
326. These are your choices
Mar 20, 2019
325. Can we really improve ourselves?
Mar 19, 2019
324. Wisdom as a better filter to examine your life
Mar 18, 2019
323. Marcus Aurelius and the chocolate cake
Mar 15, 2019
322. Stoicism and war
Mar 14, 2019
321. The three parts of philosophy
Mar 13, 2019
320. Concern yourself with careful living
Mar 12, 2019
319. Here's your top priority in life
Mar 11, 2019
318. In order to learn something new you need to forget what you think you already know
Mar 08, 2019
317. Seneca criticizes the institution of war
Mar 07, 2019
316. Wealth doesn't make you a better person
Mar 06, 2019
315. Chance events are not good for you
Mar 05, 2019
314. Much of what we have is superfluous
Mar 04, 2019
313. When to care, or not, about other people's opinions
Mar 01, 2019
312. Make your life the best it can be given the materials you are given
Feb 28, 2019
311. Everyone is a good pilot on a calm sea
Feb 27, 2019
310. Treat yourself as you would a sick friend
Feb 26, 2019
309. Moderate insanity is not a good thing
Feb 25, 2019
308. Planning is more important than worrying about outcomes
Feb 22, 2019
307. The orchestra of your mind
Feb 21, 2019
306. If you want to understand things, write them down
Feb 20, 2019
305. Read books, it's good for you
Feb 19, 2019
304. Pay attention to the past in order to tackle the future
Feb 18, 2019
303. Life is more like wrestling than dancing
Feb 15, 2019
302. Too much logic is not good for your health
Feb 14, 2019
301. Not all indifferents are created equal
Feb 13, 2019
300. The difference between Stoicism and stoicism
Feb 12, 2019
299. Be magnanimous toward others
Feb 11, 2019
298. Do you still need somebody to wipe your nose?
Feb 08, 2019
297. Virtue is its own reward
Feb 07, 2019
296. How much are you worth?
Feb 06, 2019
295. Get rid of fear of death and poverty
Feb 05, 2019
294. Three simple steps to live a good life
Feb 04, 2019
293. Why we need to focus on our own improvement
Feb 01, 2019
292. Fortuna is your sparring partner
Jan 31, 2019
291. Practical exercises in self-deprivation
Jan 30, 2019
290. Are you sick? You can be brave about it
Jan 29, 2019
289. Pay attention to the good parts of your life
Jan 28, 2019
288. Your "happiness" is up to you, really
Jan 25, 2019
287. What's a good reason to endure hardship?
Jan 24, 2019
286. Turn regrets into learning opportunities
Jan 23, 2019
285. Everything depends on opinion
Jan 22, 2019
284. 40 years or 10,000, makes little difference
Jan 21, 2019
283. On the importance of friendship
Jan 18, 2019
282. Life's a play, act well
Jan 17, 2019
281. The asymmetry of being dead
Jan 16, 2019
280. Distribute your wealth like after a banquet
Jan 15, 2019
279. A little philosophy is a dangerous thing
Jan 14, 2019
278. Every good life is complete
Jan 11, 2019
277. A prepared mind tackles adversity better
Jan 10, 2019
276. The real stature of people
Jan 09, 2019
275. Navigating between good and bad fortune
Jan 08, 2019
274. We are all going to die, but until then?
Jan 07, 2019
273. Would you buy a car based on its color?
Jan 04, 2019
272. Why virtue is the only good
Jan 03, 2019
271. Virtue will not fall upon you by chance
Jan 02, 2019
270. Bad judgment is a disease, Stoic practice is the cure
Jan 01, 2019
269. Change your mind, if reason prompts you
Dec 31, 2018
268. Practice, practice, practice
Dec 28, 2018
267. Here and now
Dec 27, 2018
266. How to behave during a storm at sea
Dec 26, 2018
265. Retreat into your Inner Citadel
Dec 24, 2018
264. Virtue, virtue, everywhere!
Dec 21, 2018
263. The length of a virtuous life does not matter
Dec 20, 2018
262. Love reason!
Dec 19, 2018
261. Don't be proud of things you didn't accomplish
Dec 18, 2018
260. And off they go, alleging slander!
Dec 17, 2018
259. What are you going to do with your luck?
Dec 14, 2018
258. Try inward happiness
Dec 13, 2018
257. Don't judge a pilot by the size of her ship
Dec 12, 2018
256. It is either extinction or change
Dec 11, 2018
255. Ambition is not a Stoic value
Dec 07, 2018
254. Avoid busyness
Dec 06, 2018
253. Don't be like a dog waiting for another morsel of meat
Dec 05, 2018
252. Of sickness and wisdom
Dec 04, 2018
251. Theory is easy, practice requires effort
Dec 03, 2018
250. Philosophy is a lifelong commitment
Nov 30, 2018
249. Instead of conquering the world, conquer yourself
Nov 29, 2018
248. In order to make progress you have to desire progress
Nov 28, 2018
247. In a few words: virtue is the only good
Nov 27, 2018
246. Be grateful for what you have, but don't get too attached to it
Nov 26, 2018
245. Sagehood is rare, but progress is up to us
Nov 23, 2018
244. Stoicism is not a "manly" philosophy
Nov 21, 2018
243. Dining with a tyrant, are you?
Nov 20, 2018
242. No need to be anxious even in front of a king
Nov 19, 2018
241. Take the view from above
Nov 16, 2018
240. Not just endurance, but tranquillity of mind
Nov 15, 2018
239. Philosophy is serious business
Nov 14, 2018
238. Decide on the big picture, the details come later
Nov 13, 2018
237. Seneca on suicide
Nov 12, 2018
236. The Stoic argument for the right to suicide
Nov 09, 2018
235. Life: it isn't about length, it's about quality
Nov 08, 2018
234. How to avoid temptation and practice virtue
Nov 07, 2018
233. We are all sick, but we can help each other
Nov 06, 2018
232. The difference between tranquillity and flat calm
Nov 05, 2018
231. Racism and Stoic compassion
Nov 02, 2018
230. Gelato and the Cynic wing of Stoicism
Nov 01, 2018
229. The most important mental trick of your life
Oct 31, 2018
228. The unity of virtue thesis
Oct 30, 2018
227. Tackle illness with virtue
Oct 29, 2018
226. Be prepared to endure prosperity
Oct 26, 2018
225. Epictetus gets punched on the nose
Oct 25, 2018
224. The last day of Epicurus
Oct 24, 2018
223. All good people are equally worthy
Oct 23, 2018
222. Virtue is nothing but right reason
Oct 22, 2018
221. Be charitable toward others
Oct 17, 2018
220. Do like Socrates, have a dialogue instead of a dispute
Oct 16, 2018
219. Love requires virtue, not externals
Oct 15, 2018
218. Rich vs poor
Oct 12, 2018
217. Joy vs pain
Oct 11, 2018
216. What is virtue, anyway?
Oct 10, 2018
215. Talk to people like Socrates would
Oct 09, 2018
214. All virtues are related
Oct 08, 2018
213. What matters is how you handle things
Oct 05, 2018
212. Death is change and not to be feared
Oct 04, 2018
211. Let us celebrate those truly worth celebrating
Oct 03, 2018
210. I want something on which I may test my endurance
Oct 02, 2018
209. Whatever can happen at any time can happen today
Oct 01, 2018
208. Make friends, oppose Fortuna
Sep 28, 2018
207. Nothing good comes out of a static universe
Sep 27, 2018
206. Don't make fun of others, be helpful
Sep 26, 2018
205. Practice self control to become more virtuous
Sep 25, 2018
204. Enjoy your friends and loved ones, now
Sep 24, 2018
203. The Stoic approach to grief
Sep 21, 2018
202. Converse with the best minds, read a book
Sep 20, 2018
201. Are you really that busy?
Sep 19, 2018
200. Greed leads to unhappiness
Sep 18, 2018
199. How to think about life and death
Sep 17, 2018
198. Are you dead before the time, by your own choice?
Sep 14, 2018
197. No matter what, keep your emerald color
Sep 13, 2018
196. Epictetus asks a student a trick question...
Sep 12, 2018
195. The right thing to do is often painful
Sep 11, 2018
194. On exotic food consumption
Sep 10, 2018
193. That which Fortuna has not given, she cannot take away
Sep 07, 2018
192. We all want lasting joy
Sep 06, 2018
191. Beware of flattery, it gets in the way of genuine progress
Sep 05, 2018
190. Practicing philosophy is like going to spiritual gym
Sep 04, 2018
189. Adversity is just a gym to exercise your virtue
Sep 03, 2018
188. Old age, frail and not
Aug 31, 2018
187. Take care of your body, with temperance
Aug 30, 2018
186. How to excel at being human
Aug 29, 2018
185. Where philosophy begins
Aug 28, 2018
184. We should study broadly in order to increase understanding
Aug 27, 2018
183. Choose your entertainment virtuously
Aug 24, 2018
182. Everything flows, so don't get attached
Aug 23, 2018
181. Always do what is in harmony with the common interest
Aug 22, 2018
180. Do you think you know the difference between good and bad?
Aug 21, 2018
179. The difference between proto-emotions and fully formed ones
Aug 20, 2018
178. How to get a good night's sleep
Aug 17, 2018
177. Self-sufficiency comes from inside, not from externals
Aug 16, 2018
176. Death is like pre-birth: there is nothing to be feared
Aug 15, 2018
175. Practice philosophy constantly, life doesn't stop
Aug 14, 2018
174. Learn from teachers who do, not just talk
Aug 13, 2018
173. Compel Fortuna to play on equal terms
Aug 10, 2018
172. Pay attention to what others say, inhabit their minds
Aug 09, 2018
171. Revenge is not justice
Aug 08, 2018
170. What's the problem with the passions?
Aug 07, 2018
169. No pain no gain, says Musonius
Aug 06, 2018
168. You should live neither in a place of torture nor in a cafe
Aug 03, 2018
167. Philosophy may be painful or a pleasure, but it's worth it
Aug 02, 2018
166. Is the problem with the place, or with you?
Aug 01, 2018
165. You want to change the world? Begin by changing yourself
Jul 31, 2018
164. A good life depends not on length, but on our use of it
Jul 30, 2018
163. What's really important in your life?
Jul 27, 2018
162. On the difference between philosophy and logic chopping
Jul 26, 2018
161. Things themselves have no power to form our judgments
Jul 25, 2018
160. Reflect on the roles you play, and play them well
Jul 24, 2018
159. Won't you be my neighbor?
Jul 23, 2018
158. What do you think is truly good for you?
Jul 20, 2018
157. On family matters, take the high moral ground
Jul 19, 2018
156. Everyone who craves externals is a slave to them
Jul 18, 2018
155. Calibrate your desires, achieve serenity
Jul 17, 2018
154. Don't buy a horse on the basis of its saddle
Jul 13, 2018
153. “They are slaves,” nay, rather they are people
Jul 12, 2018
152. Beware of the difference between friendship and flattery
Jul 11, 2018
151. Philosophy did not find Plato a nobleman, it made him one
Jul 10, 2018
150. What does your inner daimon say?
Jul 09, 2018
149. How on earth did I get here?
Jul 06, 2018
148. Fortune has no jurisdiction over character
Jul 05, 2018
147. Observe the goodness of those around you
Jul 04, 2018
146. Whenever you yield to externals, you become their slave
Jul 03, 2018
145. Our predecessors are our guides, not our masters
Jul 02, 2018
144. Be forgiving of liars and unjust people
Jun 29, 2018
143. But I couldn't do otherwise! Yes, you could...
Jun 28, 2018
142. Make yourself happy through your own efforts
Jun 27, 2018
141. Above all, we are citizens of the world
Jun 26, 2018
140. Only the truly educated person is free
Jun 25, 2018
139. Would the Stoics approve of assisted suicide?
Jun 22, 2018
138. Being bad requires a lot of work
Jun 21, 2018
137. Teach them then, and show them without being angry
Jun 20, 2018
136. Go hug a philosopher, will you?
Jun 19, 2018
135. We belong to the world, not to a particular corner of it
Jun 18, 2018
134. It's either gods or atoms...
Jun 15, 2018
133. Ethics is a practice, so do it
Jun 14, 2018
132. Moving will not help you, if your trouble is internal
Jun 13, 2018
131. The truth does you no harm, but error does
Jun 12, 2018
130. How Epictetus lost his lamp and the thief became a brute
Jun 11, 2018
129. Sound minds are hard to find, or buy
Jun 08, 2018
128. Annoyed by people? It's an opportunity to practice virtue
Jun 07, 2018
127. Good judgments improve your character
Jun 06, 2018
126. I may become poor, then I shall be among many
Jun 05, 2018
125. Always examine your assumptions
Jun 04, 2018
124. Why do you care for the opinion of posterity?
Jun 01, 2018
123. Good and evil are entirely up to you
May 31, 2018
122. The glass is neither half full nor half empty, it just is
May 30, 2018
121. Do not seek fame, seek to be useful to others
May 29, 2018
120. Nobody wants to believe falsehoods, and yet...
May 28, 2018
119. Think about bad stuff happening, get comfortable with it
May 25, 2018
118. After every disturbance, re-center yourself
May 24, 2018
117. Can you tell the difference between the baths and the mill?
May 23, 2018
116. Some people get to the end without having lived at all
May 22, 2018
115. Take care of your body, it helps your virtue
May 21, 2018
114. No matter what, do your duty as a human being
May 18, 2018
113. Where are you going to hide from death?
May 17, 2018
112. Are you on the right path, or do you need a correction?
May 16, 2018
111. Think and act the right way, happiness will flow
May 15, 2018
110. What is philosophy, anyway?
May 14, 2018
109. What about pleasure?
May 11, 2018
108. If this were you last day, what would you be proud of?
May 10, 2018
107. Respond to insults as if you were a rock
May 09, 2018
106. Above all, learn how to feel joy
May 08, 2018
105. The duty of a social animal capable of reason
May 07, 2018
104. Epictetus and the open door policy: Stoicism and suicide
May 04, 2018
103. Take truth wherever you find it, it's public property
May 03, 2018
102. How to calibrate your moral compass
May 02, 2018
101. The universe is your trainer, get ready for the Olympics
May 01, 2018
100. Changing your life doesn't happen by magic
Apr 30, 2018
99. Practice poverty as an exercise in endurance and gratitude
Apr 27, 2018
98. Praise or blame do not make a thing better or worse
Apr 26, 2018
97. Focus on what is up to you, the rest may or may not come
Apr 25, 2018
96. Are you practicing, or just talking?
Apr 24, 2018
95. 15 minutes of fame? Why would you want that?
Apr 23, 2018
94. We all agree to do good, but disagree on what good is
Apr 20, 2018
93. No cell phones at dinner, just friends
Apr 19, 2018
92. Death is coming, what are you doing in the meantime?
Apr 18, 2018
91. Whose praise are you so desperately seeking?
Apr 17, 2018
90. Anger is temporary madness
Apr 16, 2018
89. Do you have reason? Why don't you use it, then?
Apr 13, 2018
88. Is your mind in the dark, or are you just blind?
Apr 12, 2018
87. Practice poverty to remind you of the important things
Apr 11, 2018
86. Change your mind, if others have better reasons
Apr 10, 2018
85. A crown of roses looks better than one of gold
Apr 09, 2018
84. How to handle the holidays, Stoically speaking
Apr 06, 2018
83. Harm comes from opinion, take away the opinion, then
Apr 05, 2018
82. Practical philosophy is called practical for a reason
Apr 04, 2018
81. People do bad things because they are fools
Apr 03, 2018
80. Fate, God, or Chance, it doesn't really matter
Apr 02, 2018
79. What are you going to do today to improve the human polis?
Mar 30, 2018
78. Got a headache? Excellent opportunity to practice endurance!
Mar 29, 2018
77. Practical philosophy is not an oxymoron
Mar 28, 2018
76. The universe is transformation, life is opinion
Mar 27, 2018
75. Ultimately, it is always your decision
Mar 26, 2018
74. Take care of the body, but don't treat it as a temple
Mar 23, 2018
73. Fame is fickle, and irrelevant
Mar 22, 2018
72. Study logic, reason well about life
Mar 21, 2018
71. Be afraid of the right things
Mar 20, 2018
70. How the Stoics saw women's education
Mar 19, 2018
69. Nobody does wrong voluntarily
Mar 16, 2018
68. Reason is the name of the game
Mar 15, 2018
67. The truth belongs to everyone
Mar 14, 2018
66. The inner citadel of peace
Mar 13, 2018
65. It takes time for a fig to ripe, or a character to mature
Mar 12, 2018
64. The advantages of old age
Mar 09, 2018
63. Fame is fleeting, focus on the here and now
Mar 08, 2018
62. Make sure you work on your faculty of judgment
Mar 07, 2018
61. Pick a role model
Mar 06, 2018
60. Philosophy as medicine for the mind
Mar 05, 2018
59. With great power comes great responsibility
Mar 02, 2018
58. Keep a sound and upright soul, despise Fortune
Mar 01, 2018
57. Work for the public good
Mar 01, 2018
56. Judgments, Not Externals
Mar 01, 2018
55. It's All About Character
Mar 01, 2018
54. Do The Right Thing, Now
Mar 01, 2018
53. Opinions Cause Suffering
Mar 01, 2018
52. Beware Of The Company You Keep
Mar 01, 2018
51. We Are All Brothers & Sisters
Mar 01, 2018
50. Philosophy As A Way Of Life
Mar 01, 2018
49. Living According To Nature
Mar 01, 2018
48. Against Nationalism
Mar 01, 2018
47. Courage Requires Justice
Mar 01, 2018
46. Use Your Thoughts Well
Mar 01, 2018
45. Character Is Crucial
Mar 01, 2018
44. The point of philosophy is...
Mar 01, 2018
43. What happens after death?
Mar 01, 2018
42. Beware of superficial judgment
Mar 01, 2018
41. Wealth not a measure of worth
Mar 01, 2018
40. Don’t be an imbecile!
Mar 01, 2018
39. Radical idea: women's equality
Mar 01, 2018
38. Remember, everything passes
Mar 01, 2018
37. What good did you do today?
Mar 01, 2018
36. Beware of relying on luck
Mar 01, 2018
35. Keep your inner demon clean
Mar 01, 2018
34. Follow the counsel of reason
Mar 01, 2018
33. What counts as a good life?
Mar 01, 2018
32. What matters is the here & now
Mar 01, 2018
31. Doing beats complaining
Mar 01, 2018
30. On death & the value of life
Mar 01, 2018
29. What makes your life worth it?
Mar 01, 2018
28. Caring about your soul
Mar 01, 2018
27. True friendship is rare
Mar 01, 2018
26. We are all brothers & sisters
Mar 01, 2018
25. Practice, practice, practice!
Mar 01, 2018
24. Clean up your own thinking
Mar 01, 2018
23. Don’t argue with stones
Mar 01, 2018
22. On wealth and virtue
Mar 01, 2018
21. Use your time well...
Mar 01, 2018
20. Virtue is a matter of practice
Mar 01, 2018
19. Find wisdom wherever it is
Mar 01, 2018
18. Opinions cannot hurt you
Mar 01, 2018
17. On dealing with nasty people
Mar 01, 2018
16. Philosophy is about doing
Mar 01, 2018
15. Don’t sell your soul cheap!
Mar 01, 2018
14. Read well, not a lot
Mar 01, 2018
13. The duties of friendship
Mar 01, 2018
12. How to act toward others
Mar 01, 2018
11. Seneca on not wasting time
Mar 01, 2018
10. Is the wise person self sufficient?
Feb 28, 2018
9. Take care of your mind, it's precious
Feb 28, 2018
8. Don't do anything that requires a wall or a curtain
Feb 28, 2018
7. Time to die or to go lunch?